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Rule 450: The New Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Process Advisory Circulars and Guidance

The table below contains all of the Part 450 Advisory Circulars (ACs) and other guidance documents. The FAA seeks public comment on each of these documents for a period of 30 days when issued. FAA will issue an updated version if warranted based on comments received. Each guidance document contains a feedback form with instructions on how to provide feedback at any time during the process. The Part 450 Means of Compliance Table provides an estimated issuance date for all planned ACs.

Part 450 Commercial Space ACs

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Last updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2024